Wishy-washy的意思

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如果有人跟你说: “Don't be so wishy-washy.”,你知道他在说什么吗?

Wishy-washy ”是一个形容词,它源自“Washy”这个英文单字,”Washy”是指被过份稀释、像水一样的东西,比如“Washy soup”就是像水一样的汤。

后来从“Washy” 演变出“Wishy-washy” 这个叠字词语,”Wishy-washy” 可以用来形容人拿不定主意、很容易改来改去、优柔寡断等。

(1)
A: You said you would come to my birthday party this weekend. I'll see you there.
A:你说这周末你会来我的生日会,到时见啰。

B: Well, I may be busy this weekend so I don't think I'll go.
B:嗯,这周末我可能有事,所以我应该不去了。

A: What? You told me you would come.
A:什么?你跟我说你会来啊。

B: Well, let me think about it.
B:嗯,等我再想想。

A: Don't be so wishy-washy! Just come, ok?!
A:别这样改来改去啦,反正你来就是了!

(2)
A: Jason was going to vote for Peter, but he ended up giving his vote to Kyle!
A: Jason本来说要选Peter,但是结果他把票投给Kyle!

B: He has always been a wishy-washy guy.
B:他一直都是一个拿不定主意的人。

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